Keeping Up With Joneses (Part 2)


Wikipedia defines “Marketing” as the process by which companies CREATE customer interest in goods or services. It generates the strategy that underlies sales techniques, business communication, and business development.

CLARIFICATION: Marketing CREATES customer interest in goods or services that may or may not be needed by the customer. It generates the strategy that under- lies (triggers, motivates or inspires) sales techniques, business communication and business development.

Be mindful that the ability to create was originated by The Creator. Creativity is a Kingdom Mandate that should be fully utilized by God’s people. One reason why some of us have yet to activate our creative ability is because we are consumed by the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life.

Note: When the purpose for creativity is diverted to an alternative purpose, people abuse creativity and creativity abuses people.


If companies can CREATE or PEAK an interest (which laid dormant in our hearts) then the customer is more willing to buy a particular product. When carnal consumption outweighs Kingdom consumption and creativity then poverty is the end result.

We must allow the PURIFICATION process to run its course for the End of Poverty is the Beginning of Purposeful Prosperity. Our hearts must be cleansed.

Poverty is not our portion nor is Keeping Up With the Joneses.

However, if they (the companies) can sell you on an idea, then you are more likely to buy the product.

How is this accomplished?


To Be Continued….

Marcus L. Cage

Kingdom Visionary Network

Keeping Up With the Joneses

I admonish you to forward this to your loved ones and those who are closest to you. Now is the time for us to be free, but we must first change the way we think. (sources and citations to follow)

Keeping Up With the Joneses” is a relatively popular cliché that has been adapted into the world’s system as a mediocre-normality. Hearsay associates the origination and popularity of the phrase with distinct periods of history that span almost seventy years. It is said that in the 1840’s Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones, an heiress of John Astor spent massive sums of money in attempts to sustain her large mansion and to entertain her colleagues. Another common account of “Keeping Up with the Jones” can be traced back to a 1913 comic strip created by Arthur Momand. The Joneses were portrayed as neighbors to the McGinis family who were the main characters of the comic strip. The Joneses were said to be “Objects of Envy.

With being said…

Society is still attempting to keep up with the Joneses. The question is “Who are the Joneses keeping up with.”

                                             ANSWER: The originators of the products.

Every time a new innovative product is introduced into the market, another new innovative product is closely behind the previous one. When this situation occurs (and it occurs often), the price (not the value) of the initial product offering decreases thus enticing the consumer to purchase the cheaper (in price) product. However, when a new feature or service is added to the previous product it, (the previous product) is marketed as a new product. Soon thereafter, the want (or desire) for the old product offering decreases. The result of these occurrences is a never ending cycle of Keeping Up With the Joneses

                     Keeping Up With the Joneses is actually a “LUST” issue.

1John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Often times we have not even had the opportunity to gain full mastery or understanding of product before the new product is introduced. So, why are we so enamored by the mystic of new products?

ANSWER: Marketing

To Be Continued….

Marcus L.Cage

Kingdom Visionary Network

The Shepherds Heart

From the time God called Abraham out of his land of nativity he has always dealt with his people Israel as a Shepherd desiring to lead them to a place of rest and peace. Now he is dealing with every man in his heart, yet his intentions remain the same.
Psalms 23:1 says~ The Lord is MY SHEPHERD I shall not want.
The source of lack many times for kingdom people can be traced back to a disconnection from the voice of our Shepherd. As a shepherd Christ goes before us and leads us out with his Voice to a place of provision, to a living fountain of waters that spring forth plumply watering our lives. His desire for you has always been the same: NO LACK! Many times we can’t fathom the IDEA of our lives being without lack because we have experienced it so much, however the Shepherds heart for you: is LIFE and that more ABUNDANTLY!
One of a Shepherd’s primary responsibilities entails leading his flock to a place of pasture (Provision, for he goes BEFORE the flock and leads them with his voice, see note on Provision). A pasture represents a place of rest, where we can feed freely and cease from labor. Its a place of provision. When you have reached this place by following HIS voice within, you will find that your financial life is being sustained by HIM. You will have no need of the world’s system because your needs are being met by the Good Shepherd. This indeed is a place of Rest and a place HE desires you to feed in. For he sought you out that he might bring you IN (into a place of REST). He is among us in this hour to deliver us from all the places where we had been scattered (Debt, lack, want, not enough) and he is gathering us unto himself to feed us that we might feed others (we are blessed to be a blessing) and that there might be one sheep fold over which he is the Shepherd. Therefore hearken unto the voice of the Shepherd that He might lead you to a place of rest, a place where there is no financial lack!
Blessings and Favor
Julius Thomas
Kingdom Visionary Network

A Time to Place

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – 5

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain

Time (along with salvation) is one of the few things we get in this life that we don’t have to pay for. This is the reason why most of us don’t place value on time.





Often times we place value on time after an opportunity has passed us by. This is why procrastination has become a mediocre-norm of many. We procrastinate on the little things and expect God to release great Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Financial, and Social Wealth to us, but we are not stewards over the little or even the free things He has give to us. We have yet to come into full mastery of time because it is an intangible resource, however this intangible resource brings tangible resources into manifestation. If you are not a steward of time, you are going to have a difficult time living UP to God’s full potential for your life. If you are not a steward of time, then you cannot come into full mastery of your finances or any other resource that God has given you.

It is not about the natural perfection of stewardship, it is about the maturation of our stewardship ability.

The best things in life are for free, but are only available if you accept the invitation – FREEDOM

To much is given, much is required…

Blessings and Favor….

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A Kingdom Contrast of Job and Career (Part 2)

“Sky is not the limit,you are.”

A Job Mentality Example:

Johnny Cage works 10 to 12hr shifts;5 days a week {from 8am- 6pm or 8am8pm}. Mr. Cage has little time to pursue any outside interests or spend time with his family. He never really gets the opportunity to enjoy his earnings and when he does, the time he has is miniscule at best.

In contrast, a “CAREER” can be understood as a position {or calling} whereas an individual has discovered his or her gifting and is operating in the grace of that endowment advancing themselves (Spiritually, Mentally, Physically, Financially & Sociallyand those who are connected to him or her.

A “CAREER” is NOT an everyday, routine 9 to 5 with no spontaneity or FREEDOM. If this is your current situation, you may have a job or you may have turned your “CAREER” into a job.

There are many SELF-EMPLOYED individuals who have succumb to the “9 to 5” syndrome, turning a potential career into a job because of their lack of  enthusiasm and interest in the perfection of their craft. They ignore the importance of continuous education, networking and community restoration . Their efforts are in anticipation of a check and a check ONLY!

Good morning! If this is you, YOU have a JOB, thus negating the spirit of entrepreneurship. You really have a job with more responsibilities in addition to OVERHEAD (expenses) which can result in an increased level of stress equating to discontent, discouragement and stagnation.

Do what you do because you love what you do.


Kingdom Visionary Network

A Kingdom Contrast of Job and Career (Part 1)

“He is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted; and he is wiser still who from among the things he can do well, chooses and resolutely follows the best.” – William Gladstone

For some the plummet line between a “JOB” and a “CAREER” is obscure and needs to be identified. First things first, we must change our mindset on the definition of both terms. Webster’s defines “CAREER” as a profession or occupation a person takes in LIFE. JOB is defined as a position of employment or work that is done for a set free; anything that is done.

These explanations are very impersonal and barely scratch the surface of the true meanings of both terms. These meanings are not identical twins, but they are close relatives. CLARITY: A job is employment that can be permanent or temporary, a position that is to be utilized as a stepping stone for progression within a company or some form of advancement in your personal and/or professional life.

A job is sufficient to pay bills and can be held by those who may not have any idea of what their gifting is or are complacent with their current standing in life. Jobs are set up to discipline you in order to prepare you for your calling. Jobs prepare you for what God has prepared for you.

However, if you don’t know the purpose of a thing you will abuse it and it will abuse you.

A “JOB” mentality will keep you in POVERTY.

True prosperity eludes those who have the tendency to go to work, instead of producing a work.

To be continued…

Blessings and Favor

Three Fold Organizational Communication

There are several impediments that stifle the expression of communication within an organization. It is important that employees know to how effectively communicate with fellow co-workers and managers. The key word here being “Effective”. We often lack communication disciplines because of our upbringing, culture and education. We all have endured past experiences which has shaped our perceptions of people and situations. These scenarios have nullified the purpose and effect of communication in the eyes of a people. The key to successful progressive communication is the ability to “Actively Listen.”

We get PAID to listen and when a message is received and understood, then and only then can the task and goal be accomplished. So it is important that we facilitate formal education in our listen activities and this is a form of “Higher Learning.” The implementation of improvement in communication is embedded in the identification of our strengths and weaknesses. We have access to many online programs and audio tutorials that will be of great assistance in our efforts to cultivate this art form. Communication is indeed an art form, something that has to be learned, nurtured and cultivated. The way we communicated back in the 90’s has evolved therefore we must evolve. The most successful individuals are great communicators, so if you purpose to be great in any particular arena you must become a student of communication. The ensuing threefold cord will keep your instrument of communication in right alignment and harmony within your organization and at home.

1. Perceptions: Our perceptions of people and past experiences better known as stereotypes and limitations cloud the message being transferred between one or more parties. We are to have an unbiased perspective of the information that is being articulated and not assume what the individual is going to say.

2. Position: Outside and inside distractions better known as internal and external noise are barriers in the reception and processing of information. We have to silent those internal voices first before we can intensely focus on the conversation at hand. Also, outside influences or MULTI -TASKING will thwart the transference of information. A high level of focus is a necessity in the consideration of the person and what he or she is trying to verbalize.

         Respect + Sincerity = An appreciative, compliant workforce.

3. Prognosis: We must raise the standard of our training and continual education programs. Most of us do not care to work on the areas of communication until a problem arises and even then we handle the immediate situation without looking toward the progression of the discipline – the root of the issue. The acknowledgement of the cause will lead to the identification of the effect. This circumstance will ultimately enhance the probability of success for an organization, industry and more importantly our economy.

Blessings and Favor…

Kingdom Visionary Network